Connecticut Begins Granting Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

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"Today's actions in Connecticut signal a new and hopeful day," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

WASHINGTON - The state of Connecticut will begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, following last month's state Supreme Court decision that found barring gays and lesbians from marrying unconstitutional. Only Connecticut and Massachusetts recognize marriage equality for same-sex couples.

"It's a joyous day in Connecticut as hundreds of loving, committed couples prepare to receive the ultimate recognition of their relationships by receiving civil marriage licenses. And it's a historic day for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people all over the nation, who may have suffered a setback last Tuesday, but know that our fight for equality goes on," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "Today's actions in Connecticut signal a new and hopeful day."

The Human Rights Campaign is the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group.

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